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Open Access Case Report
CT-guided cryoablation of both breast cancer and lymph node axillary metastasis
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1 Department of Radio-Oncology, Oncological Hospital, Cagliari
2 Gynecologic and Obstetric Clinic, University of Sassari, Sassari
3 Institute of Radiology, University of Sassari, Sassari
4 Department of Oncology, Oncological Hospital, Cagliari (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(2), 224–225;
Published: 10 April 2011
Abstract

Breast conservation is a major goal of cancer treatment. Many different minimally invasive options have been considered such as cryoablation. This technique is the best visualized of all ablation techniques due to the phase change during ice formation. We describe a case of breast cancer with lymph node axillary metastasis treated by CT-guided cryoablation. Cryoablation may have unique benefits for cost-effective outpatient breast cancer therapy using only local anesthesia and/or mild sedation.
Keywords
Cryoablation
Breast
Lymph node axillary metastases
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